Diabetic Metformin Tablet Recalls Continue


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported a recall for Metformin tablets due to risks of cancer-causing contaminants.

About the FDA Diabetic Drug Recall

Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets 500mg and 700 mg have been marked by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for recalls due to possible presence of carcinogens (cancer-causing substances). According to WebMD, the recalled diabetic products were manufactured by Marksans Pharma Limited along with the Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on Monday, October 5 and were found to contain nitrosamines. 

The FDA is regularly researching the mysterious growth of carcinogens such as nitrosamines in diabetes medications. It is still unclear how the contaminants appeared in the medicine. Nitrosamines have also been detected in some recent batches of heartburn and blood pressure medications.

Patients using affected Metformin tablets are advised to get in touch with their doctors, but are told they should not cease taking affected tablets as this could result in diabetes-related complications.

The FDA is now requiring drug companies to have their products tested and sampled with acceptable amounts of nitrosamines before releasing full products. Long-term exposure to carcinogens is most harmful while short term exposure under the daily acceptable limit for humans is not as dangerous.

List of Recalled Metformin Products

The total list if recalled products is substantial, accounting for nearly 180 unique products with various NDCs, Lot Numbers, and Expiration Dates

The FDA website contains a list of all affected Metformin products. 

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